A guest blog post by Katie Lombardo, MLitt Renaissance Art History This semester, I had the opportunity to take on a work placement in the University of Glasgow’s Special Collections. Since January, I’ve been researching and cataloguing a 15th century… Read More ›
This month those of us in the Cataloguing Forum were invited for a guided tour around the recently renovated Kelvin Hall – formerly an exhibition venue, Transport Museum, and sports arena – now a luxury arts and sports venue. Most… Read More ›
We are holding a free drop-in information session on the Hunterian Associate Programme (HAP) next Thursday, 17th December, between 3-5pm in the Henry Heaney Room on level 12 of the library.
Earlier this year I was asked to write a caption to accompany an item from the Library of William Hunter, to be temporarily displayed as part of the Hunterian Museums permanent exhibition: William Hunter: Man, Medic and Collector. Hunter’s Library… Read More ›
Stephen Perry and his design team at the Hunterian Art Gallery (Andy Jackson, Chris Maclure and Mike Richardson) have created an exciting exhibition which is sensitive to the preservation requirements of 500 year old books. These include; secure, sealed spaces,… Read More ›
University of Glasgow alumna and current Munby Scholar in Bibliography at the University of Cambridge Dr Anke Timmermann has written a post on the Historical Recipes blog about William Hunter as a recipe collector and mentions a number of manuscripts… Read More ›
I have already raised the question of when is a Hunterian book not from Hunter’s collection? Three incunables in this batch now beg the question: how complete is Hunter’s library today? Exhibit A in this slightly disconcerting line of enquiry is the 1470… Read More ›
Our beautifully preserved copy of the anonymous Fiore novello estratto dalla Bibbia is one of those satisfying books where we can (unusually!) trace the provenance back to the 15th century. Its decorated opening page incorporates the coat of arms of its first owner, the… Read More ›